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Pest risk modelling and mapping for invasive alien species.

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Description

The International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup acknowledges that advanced training and a 'tool kit' of software packages are needed to produce pest risk maps that are fully fit for purpose. This book is an initial attempt to address those needs. Invited chapters emphasize specific steps and data requirements to guide users through the development of pest risk models and maps, or components thereof....

Metrics

Chapter 10 (Page no: 145)

Predicting the economic impacts of invasive species: the eradication of the giant sensitive plant from Western Australia.

Economic analyses can facilitate biosecurity investment decisions in relation to pest risk management. The term biosecurity here refers to activities intended to prevent or control the introduction and spread of alien species that have a net negative effect on social welfare as determined by economic, environmental and social capital. The aim of the chapter is to demonstrate a model that indicates an appropriate level of funding that decision makers should allocate to specific pest management activities based on anticipated returns. We demonstrate the model with a recently introduced weed species to Western Australia, Mimosa pigra. This weed has been targeted for eradication and the analysis described here estimates the amount biosecurity managers should spend on eradication before costs begin to outweigh the likely returns.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The challenge of modelling and mapping the future distribution and impact of invasive alien species. Author(s): Venette, R. C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Mapping endangered areas for pest risk analysis. Author(s): Baker, R. Eyre, D. Brunel, S. Dupin, M. Reynaud, P. Jarošík, V.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Following the transportation trail to anticipate human-mediated invasions in terrestrial ecosystems. Author(s): Colunga-Garcia, M. Haack, R. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Simulation modelling of long-distance windborne dispersal for invasion ecology. Author(s): Parry, H. R. Eagles, D. Kriticos, D. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Using the MAXENT program for species distribution modelling to assess invasion risk. Author(s): Jarnevich, C. S. Young, N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 82) The NCSU/APHIS plant pest forecasting system (NAPPFAST). Author(s): Magarey, R. D. Borchert, D. M. Fowler, G. A. Hong, S. C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 97) Detecting and interpreting patterns within regional pest species assemblages using self-organizing maps and other clustering methods. Author(s): Worner, S. Eschen, R. Kenis, M. Paini, D. Saikkonen, K. Suiter, K. Sunil Singh Vänninen, I. Watts, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 115) Modelling the spread of invasive species to support pest risk assessment: principles and application of a suite of generic models. Author(s): Robinet, C. Kehlenbeck, H. Werf, W. van der
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 131) Estimating spread rates of non-native species: the gypsy moth as a case study. Author(s): Tobin, P. C. Liebhold, A. M. Roberts, E. A. Blackburn, L. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 162) Spatial modelling approaches for understanding and predicting the impacts of invasive alien species on native species and ecosystems. Author(s): Allen, C. R. Uden, D. R. Johnson, A. R. Angeler, D. G.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 171) Process-based pest risk mapping using Bayesian networks and GIS. Author(s): Klinken, R. D. van Murray, J. V. Smith, C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 189) Identifying and assessing critical uncertainty thresholds in a forest pest risk model. Author(s): Koch, F. H. Yemshanov, D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 206) Making invasion models useful for decision makers: incorporating uncertainty, knowledge gaps and decision-making preferences. Author(s): Yemshanov, D. Koch, F. H. Ducey, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 223) Assessing the quality of pest risk models. Author(s): Venette, S. J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, PO Box 1231, Bunbury, WA 6231, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643946
  • Record Number
  • 20153099618